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The Mustangs Shell the Bombers

St. Joseph evens the league championship series with a win over Sedalia Sunday.


(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Coming off a disappointing 10-6 loss in Sedalia to begin the MINK League Championship Series on Friday, the Mustangs responded with a dominating 14-0 win.

The victory evens the best-of-three series at one game apiece.

"Coach (Matt) Johnson, after the game yesterday, said 'nobody beats us at home. We're going to come back tomorrow and take if from them,'" designated hitter Kris Koerper said after the game.

St. Joseph scored eight runs in the first inning off the Bombers' Brian Carr, a pitcher that entered with a 1.04 ERA before getting shelled on Saturday. The Mustangs tacked on three in the third and three in the fifth to round out the scoring.

Koerper went a perfect 4-4 with a double and two RBI. Kyle Simpson collected four RBI going 2-5 in game two of the league championship series.

Saulyer Saxon's debut for the Mustangs got started base hit to right field to lead-off the first inning. He finished 2-4 with three runs scored.

"Hopefully we've got big confidence after putting up 14 runs on one of their better pitchers," Johnson said after the game.

Aaron Baker lowered his ERA to 2.38 pitching eight shutout innings scattering six hits while striking out six.

The rubber match between Sedalia and St. Joseph is Sunday night at Phil Welch Stadium.

Mustang Pitcher of the Year Cody Cunningham gets the start in the deciding game. Cunningham's the staff ace with a 7-0 record and 1.60 ERA.
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